Paxton School’s seventh- and eighth-grade technology students have learned about coding by using the Information and Communication Technology Essentials program, which teaches students how to edit existing algorithms and how to create their own algorithms.

Instructor Kalli McMillian took her students through an activity in which they used block segments to create their own small obstacle course for LEGO figures. The students wrote an algorithm that others could follow in order to complete the course.

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The South Walton High School Seahawk football program sponsors a food drive to benefit Food for Thought now through Nov. 2.

A collection box is in the field house, and all athletes may make donations of pop-top, easy-open foods as well as six-packs of fruit cups and single-serve cereals.

The collections aren’t limited to athletes. The student body and general public may also make donation. The general public may leave donations at the school office during school hours.

In music theory news, Advanced Placement students learned about music intervals and how close they are in actuality by using Coca-Cola bottles to create every available pitch and to produce the intervals by blowing over the bottles.

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As Southside Primary School enters autumn, the students look forward to their Disney Character Day on Oct. 26.

They will be able to dress as a favorite Disney character, although the scary ones are discouraged.

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The Taylor Haugen Foundation will have help raising funds this year thanks to National Football League New York Jets player Jordan Leggett.

Leggett hopes to raise $5,000 during this football season with Touchdowns for Taylor, encouraging supporters to pledge a donation to raise awareness of the severity of abdominal injuries and money for state-of-the-art protective gear for all athletes.

Leggett grew up playing football at Navarre High School and is familiar with the Taylor Haugen Foundation.

For information about Touchdowns for Taylor or to make a donation, visit www.pledgeit.org/touchdowns-for-taylor-2018. To learn about the Taylor Haugen Foundation, visit www.taylorhaugen.org.

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